Archive of December 13, 2017

Former priest to serve life for 1960 murder in Texas

Dec 13, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- Nearly 60 years after Irene Garza disappeared after going to confession in her Texas hometown, the last person who saw her – who was a priest at the time – has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Updated: Pennsylvania governor vetoes 20-week abortion limit

Dec 13, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would limit abortions to 20 weeks into pregnancy and ban dismemberment abortion, but Gov. Tom Wolf intends to veto it.

Archbishop Gomez: Find God's voice in the flames

Dec 13, 2017 - 03:17 pm .- While fires in southern California continue to threaten thousands of homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected that God can be found even amidst the violent flames, if we just listen for his message.

Peruvian prosecutor requests jail for Sodalitium founder

Dec 13, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- Criminal prosecutors in Peru have requested that Luis Fernando Figari be incarcerated by a court order, while he is investigated for charges of psychological and sexual abuse.

Vatican communications department will soon unveil new website

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and unveiled a new communications system for the Secretariat for Communications.

Founding member of CFRs and EWTN host Fr. Andrew Apostoli dies at age 75

Dec 13, 2017 - 09:45 am .- Franciscan friar and EWTN host Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, passed away on the morning of Dec. 13, his community has confirmed.

Pope Francis: Think 'being good' is enough? It’s not. Go to Mass

Dec 13, 2017 - 03:20 am .- According to Pope Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.

New York archdiocese stresses commitment to aiding victims of clergy abuse

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Nearly 200 sex abuse victims of clergy in the New York archdiocese have received compensation through a program the archdiocese says shows the Church’s willingness to reach out to and listen to victims.